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Vote for Me and You Could Win a Ruff PC

written by John Chow on December 24, 2007

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Ruff PC

Remember that Ruff PC Laptop review that Michael did a few weeks back? It seems that review was part of a review competition with the best review winning the Ruff PC. The winner is decided by readers in three rounds of voting. Amazingly enough, I made it into the second round without even knowing about it.

The competition started with 80 reviews. The top 20 with the most votes are now in round two. The top five will move onto the final round. So head over to The Thinking Blog and vote for me! If I win this PC, I’ll be giving away it to a reader who voted.

The rules are simple, cast a vote for me and then leave a comment here so I know you voted. Hopefully, we’ll have enough votes to enter the final round. Then we’ll pull out all the stops in the final round and one lucky reader will take that laptop home!

Vote for the best Ruff PC Review – Round 2

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trmanco December 24, 2007 at 1:21 pm

1 vote for John Chow here :D

Mubin December 24, 2007 at 4:14 pm

adding my one vote you are now at ahead by about 60 votes.

SEO Optimization December 25, 2007 at 7:19 am

Yup he is ahead now…by 101 votes (after I voted)

Zac Johnson December 24, 2007 at 5:30 pm

Just voted for you as well. haha, this is insane. You are destroying everyone on votes!

Ash Haque December 25, 2007 at 1:29 pm

Voted, you are indeed killing the competition (more than everyone else put together) :twisted:

1 Million in 365 Days December 27, 2007 at 6:08 am

He is 2nd right now after TechTreak at 80 votes behind (557-633) but they are both at huge distance from all others. 3 more days to go!

Collin LaHay December 24, 2007 at 5:42 pm

I voted as well.

Chris Jacobson December 24, 2007 at 8:53 pm

Another vote for Mr. Chow!

D-List 6 Figure Blogger December 25, 2007 at 4:10 am

another voted added

D-List 6 Figure Blogger December 25, 2007 at 4:11 am

and I can’t spell worth crap…

Mayank December 24, 2007 at 1:31 pm

you’ve gone against the rules John. They said no bribing and you are bribing us. So, I think you don’t deserve this laptop.
I suggest that you go through the rules once again. Michael did a good job and because of which you reached the second round…but this way you’ll be disqualified.

Justin December 24, 2007 at 3:50 pm

Would you like to share with all of us how is John bribing?

John is giving nothing to all who voted for him. And I think that none of us here voted for John to get Laptop? He got the vote cause he did goog job writing the review.

Mayank December 24, 2007 at 11:46 pm

Ok lets get it correct…John didn’t write it. Michael wrote the post. Now, I’m not against John in any way. I’m just saying that this is called bribing….if you are not voting for him for that laptop doesn’t mean everyone else isn’t voting.

After all you are the only one who took time to read this comment and what about others…all of them have said John gets 1 vote.

So, see readers are interested in that laptop and not anything else.

Nicholas James December 24, 2007 at 4:01 pm

He’s technically offering you an opportunity :wink:

Michael Kwan December 24, 2007 at 4:20 pm

Mayank: If you look at the second round post, it says that the winner can do whatever they want with the Ruff PC, including giving it away to one of their readers. In this way, John is sticking with the rules.

Justin: John didn’t do a good job writing the review. I did. I used to make a comment or two on every review I wrote here, correcting people when they say things like “great review john”, but I’ve grown tired of correcting them.

Nicholas: Exactly. The difference would be if John gave a Ruff PC to everyone who voted for him… now that’s an idea!

I’m just going to sound greedy here and say that if the review posted on John Chow dot Com ends up winning the competition, I should get the RuffPC, because I wrote the “best” review. Then again, if the review weren’t posted here, it would reach a much smaller audience. Hey John, sound like a deal? I’ll refund how much you paid me for that review. LOL.

Shaun Carter December 24, 2007 at 8:07 pm


I notice your struggles too with people not realizing you write the bulk of the ReviewMe reviews here. I think you should re-negotiate for a higher payment from John for each review and just ghostwrite it for him and forgo the recognition on the Author line.

Mayank December 25, 2007 at 12:02 am

Michael…First off..great job in writing the review.
secondly, I don’t think that its written anywhere that you can do anything with the laptop.

And as I’ve said that if every blogger (taking part in contest) decided that they are giving away the laptop then the line ” THis is not a popularity contest” becomes a waste…Clearly John has more readers than every other blogger in contest.

I’m just asking for a fair contest and nothing else.

Alex December 24, 2007 at 1:38 pm

Voted! :grin:

Bill Futreal December 24, 2007 at 1:39 pm

I voted for you – you were leading the pack when I cast my vote!

Sean Morris December 24, 2007 at 1:39 pm

I just voted. You have 7 votes, most of the rest only have one vote.

Alejandro Martínez December 24, 2007 at 1:43 pm

Happy Christmas John

Seeds For Wealth December 24, 2007 at 3:51 pm

Have the best Christmas John! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hope you give what you wanted. :smile:

Rehan December 24, 2007 at 1:48 pm

Voted :mrgreen: Thats a one slick looking laptop!

sean December 24, 2007 at 1:49 pm

I voted for you.


sean December 24, 2007 at 1:50 pm

i voted for you.


Todd Austin December 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm

1 more vote for John.

sean December 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm

I voted for you.


sean December 24, 2007 at 1:52 pm

I voted for you.


Shaun Carter December 24, 2007 at 1:58 pm

I voted for ya John!

Jason December 24, 2007 at 2:02 pm

I voted. You’re at 12 votes with 80% of the total votes. Good luck to you……and me :twisted:

BladedThoth December 24, 2007 at 2:07 pm

Alright, I voted because it was good ;)

It’s at 14 votes, with you with all but 2 of the votes so far. (82.35% votes)

Justin December 24, 2007 at 2:10 pm

You got my vote cause it was much better review than most of others which I read. All I can say if you keep on writing good reviews, you will get votes even if you don’t offer any thing in return : :roll:

Coop December 24, 2007 at 2:13 pm

1 more vote here,

Sean December 24, 2007 at 2:15 pm

You got my vote John.

Etienne Teo December 24, 2007 at 11:34 pm

got my vote cheers!

Sean December 24, 2007 at 2:17 pm

You got my vote John!

Ray Ebersole December 24, 2007 at 2:17 pm

Hey John,

I just voted for you, I was the 24th vote for you out of 27 total votes. Your are blowing them away!!!!


KiwiPulse December 24, 2007 at 2:20 pm

I voted for you! Bring us the laptop :cool:

Lori December 24, 2007 at 2:26 pm

I voted as well. I was the 26th vote and it looks like you will win! Good luck and Merry Christmas:)

Alex Shalman December 24, 2007 at 2:26 pm

Just put in vote number 27. Laptop me! =) :twisted:

Richard Bizick December 24, 2007 at 2:48 pm

I voted for you John. Looks like you have a commanding lead in the voting. Unless there is some problems with the chads, I’d say that contest is as good as yours.

Adnan December 24, 2007 at 2:49 pm

I’ve voted for ya John!

Ben December 24, 2007 at 2:58 pm

You got my vote! The contest seems a little…One sided. :twisted: Very, very evil.

Edgar December 24, 2007 at 2:58 pm

I voted for you JC.


George Burke December 24, 2007 at 2:59 pm

Well, John it look like you are going to win the laptop. It looks kind of wierd. I am not familiar with this type of laptop.

David Chew December 24, 2007 at 10:25 pm

Is a good laptop and John is probably going to win it.

aczafra December 24, 2007 at 3:01 pm

Voted for John Chow!
Now give me that laptop!

Zac December 24, 2007 at 3:07 pm

Voted for ya John! 86.36% right now.

Emmanuel December 24, 2007 at 3:11 pm

I believe you have an edge already. I just voted for you now. All the best

Simple Mindz December 24, 2007 at 3:15 pm

I put my vote in!

Steven Kovar December 24, 2007 at 3:17 pm

I voted. Good luck John, though it looks as if you don’t need much of that. :twisted:

bob goh December 24, 2007 at 3:22 pm

I have voted you! Yeah…keep your finger crossed!

bob December 24, 2007 at 3:23 pm

I have voted you. Keep your finger crossed!

DotDriven December 24, 2007 at 3:25 pm

Wow, I could actually use that lol. But I doubt I’d get lucky enough to ever win heheh.

Placed my vote and by the looks of things I don’t think there will be any problem getting you into the next rounds lol.

Yogesh December 24, 2007 at 3:31 pm

Just voted for you, I was vote number 47. Pretty sure your going to win this one.

iantrepreneur December 24, 2007 at 3:32 pm

wow – he did a really good link bait there!

Domtan December 24, 2007 at 3:32 pm

Count us in Mr. Chow. Voted.

Good luck.

Jamie Harrop December 24, 2007 at 3:45 pm

Voted. :)

Aibek December 24, 2007 at 3:47 pm


Albert Philip December 24, 2007 at 3:49 pm

Vote for you john!!

Dave December 24, 2007 at 3:52 pm

Another vote for John Chow. I sure could use a laptop for my website, Tailgating Ideas.

Frank N Stein December 24, 2007 at 3:53 pm

Voter number 53!!! Your first place right now with second place very close…. 1 vote :lol:

Dave December 24, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Chalk up another vote for John Chow.

Nomar December 24, 2007 at 3:56 pm

Voted for you John :)

Richard Callaby December 24, 2007 at 3:59 pm

I voted for you…for my own reasons and not just the laptop. :neutral:

bathroom hero December 24, 2007 at 4:06 pm

i voted!

MyBlogContest December 24, 2007 at 4:07 pm

I’m the #59 vote for JohnChow :mrgreen:

Make Money Online December 24, 2007 at 4:10 pm

I voted for you John! Vancouver pride!
If DotDriven wins the laptop…. :wink:
and the free John Chow Review!

Keep up the good work John,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Karol Krizka December 24, 2007 at 4:13 pm

Voted. :evil: You are the first one on the list, so you should get quite a lot of votes. :evil:

Tha Guru December 24, 2007 at 4:15 pm

i have voted for you. and i can tell you it looks good.79% for you not bad. :twisted:

nickycakes December 24, 2007 at 4:17 pm

i voted

The Million Dollar Loan December 24, 2007 at 4:23 pm

count me down for a vote! looks like John is pulling ahead fast!

Amanda December 24, 2007 at 4:24 pm


Amanda December 24, 2007 at 4:26 pm

my votes in

kaly December 24, 2007 at 4:26 pm


tom December 24, 2007 at 4:27 pm

Voted for you :smile:

tom December 24, 2007 at 4:27 pm

Voted for you :smile:

kaly December 24, 2007 at 4:27 pm

I voted.

Leonardo Vergani December 24, 2007 at 4:38 pm

Voted for you :)

ImageGag December 24, 2007 at 4:40 pm

I voted for you John. #69 vote for you. I only read 2 1/2 other reviews so I feel sort of evil. :neutral:

Ryan December 24, 2007 at 4:41 pm

got my vote. best of luck (to me)!

Mark Walsh December 24, 2007 at 4:51 pm

Voted for you, looks like you’ve got it already :wink:

Tushar Mathur December 24, 2007 at 4:55 pm

Hi John,
Just voted for you!


Ben December 24, 2007 at 5:01 pm

Hey John, you got my vote.

Ben December 24, 2007 at 5:04 pm

Hey John, you got my vote…

Shawn Knight December 24, 2007 at 5:06 pm

got my vote in, good luck

clickusername December 24, 2007 at 5:08 pm

Saw you in the mall today. Was going to say – Hey John Chow, but I think you were with family so decided not to. Maybe next time.
Now I just voted for you. I feel karmic.

Wayne Gilchrist December 24, 2007 at 5:26 pm

I voted. At 79 votes, you have 80.61% of the votes and kicking a$$. Good Luck.

Merry Christmas to all.

Kurt December 24, 2007 at 5:28 pm

1 vote for John Chow Dot Com!

1 Million in 365 Days December 24, 2007 at 5:31 pm

Voted for you and so far it looks like you are top of the board. Five days left still. Good luck!

1 Million in 365 Days December 24, 2007 at 5:32 pm

Voted for you! (might have posted 2 times lol)

katy December 24, 2007 at 5:34 pm

You have my vote, you are up to 85 votes! :mrgreen:

Justin December 24, 2007 at 5:35 pm

John Chow FTW! Voted!

Patrik December 24, 2007 at 5:36 pm

One more vote for you John :)

Merry X-mas!

Million December 24, 2007 at 5:36 pm

Voted for you, not sure if this post is showing up already! Good luck!

Sam Shaq December 24, 2007 at 5:38 pm

Hi John,
you got my vote too.

You are first (81.90%) :lol:
good luck
Sam S.

Kristy December 24, 2007 at 5:38 pm

That’s what I like about you John! Always sharing your goodies! :razz:
You got my vote ofc. :wink:

David Chew December 24, 2007 at 10:28 pm

That is the good thing about John about sharing goods and information to us.

Fiscal Musings December 24, 2007 at 5:45 pm

Chalk up one more vote. And I’ll be glad to have the laptop…

Cigar Jack December 24, 2007 at 5:58 pm

Good Luck! I voted for you.

Simon December 24, 2007 at 6:40 pm

voted, good luck john. you’ve got a huge lead!

Edwin December 24, 2007 at 7:01 pm

Added 1 from me and now you are at 95 votes. Oh man.. everyone is getting owned!

Paul December 24, 2007 at 7:06 pm

Hey John, I voted. #96. It looks like your kicking butt with 80% of the votes!

Jason December 24, 2007 at 7:12 pm

So this is how you get 100+ comments on one article. You offer them the chance to win a laptop worth $3 grand….and here I was getting ready to hold a $70 mp3 contest, lol.

iPhone in Canada December 24, 2007 at 7:29 pm

haha…I voted…and John Chow has 100 votes…I think you’re gonna win it!

Simon December 24, 2007 at 7:30 pm

Voted now at 80.49%

Dustin December 24, 2007 at 7:55 pm

I voted for you and sent a few friends there as well. Good luck man and thanks for your blog. I enjoy reading it.

AJ December 24, 2007 at 8:08 pm

I voted. You are evil :twisted:

Jehan December 24, 2007 at 8:23 pm

I voted! Good Luck to Me!

EarnBlogger December 24, 2007 at 8:24 pm

Voted! Mine is 109th vote for you (81.95%). You gonna win this :twisted:

Danny @ December 24, 2007 at 8:30 pm


01. John Chow Dot Com (111 votes)

Mike Huang December 24, 2007 at 8:33 pm

For once John, your evil plans were done unintentionally :)


Etienne Teo December 24, 2007 at 8:38 pm

I just voted as well, that was evil!

gadis December 24, 2007 at 8:42 pm

I voted for you. I hope you win, good luck :)

mesis December 24, 2007 at 8:46 pm

I voted for you.

Think Like An SOB December 24, 2007 at 8:59 pm

I voted. Good luck.

larry December 24, 2007 at 9:15 pm

I have put a vote in… Wow, look like John is going to win… I wonder who he is going to give the laptop to ?? How is he going to choose who to give to ?? Ballot ?? Voting again ?? Hmmm, I wonder what can I do with that laptop if I were to get it ??
idea1, play online games everyday
idea2, chat on alamak everyday
idea3, shop in ebay everyday
idea4, surf adult websites everyday
idea5, check out those sexy videos on YouTube everyday

the list can just goes on and on and on…

johnCard December 24, 2007 at 9:24 pm

count me in, john chow rules.

WordVixen December 24, 2007 at 9:24 pm

I voted John Chow as well. Of course, the review itself was worth the vote, but I totally want to win the laptop. :mrgreen:

Zhu December 24, 2007 at 9:27 pm

I’m French, therefor I’m easily corrupted. I voted. Where is my laptop?? :mrgreen:

Josh December 24, 2007 at 9:36 pm

I voted for JC!

Affiliate Confession December 24, 2007 at 9:41 pm

Hey John, I voted for you and it looks like you are kickin butt with the votes. You are leading by a mile.

Paul December 24, 2007 at 9:54 pm

I voted!

josh December 24, 2007 at 9:57 pm

vote casted i think you got this in the bag.
i voted for john chow for the win!

Contest Beat December 24, 2007 at 9:59 pm



$1000 Affiliate Experiment December 24, 2007 at 10:19 pm

I voted for you John! Great review, aside from the prize, its well deserved anyway!

David Chew December 24, 2007 at 10:22 pm

I voted for you and good luck. :grin:

Steven December 24, 2007 at 10:26 pm


Matt Kho December 24, 2007 at 10:45 pm

i voted :D December 24, 2007 at 10:46 pm

Count me in. I have voted for you! Good luck mate :mrgreen:

Javo December 24, 2007 at 11:06 pm

Alredy voted!! merry Christmas ! wow you will win that pc, you have 82% in the poll results :grin:

Ruchir December 24, 2007 at 11:29 pm

Voted…You’re gonna win easily…

Vincent Chow December 24, 2007 at 11:56 pm

I voted :wink:

aksn1p3r December 25, 2007 at 12:31 am

Merry Xmas John.

Voted and Dugg, everyone Digg it ;) :mrgreen:

Hope I win! :wink:

FH2o December 25, 2007 at 12:31 am

Hey! I voted for you John – all the way from Kuching, Sarawak. Malaysia!

Greg Stratz December 25, 2007 at 12:32 am

I voted.. go go December 25, 2007 at 12:36 am

Hi John, long time reader, (practically) first time commenter. I voted for you over at that site. I suppose I was inspired to enter your contest since I just finished up holding a giveaway contest at my own blog (first time) and in 1 week my RSS subscriptions were up 33%, I got Stumbled which led to my highest traffic day yesterday and for sure a LOT of the ideas about blogging were inspired from your writings. I haven’t been an active commenter on your site since my site has a different focus than yours – I suppose I only feel entitled to post on like themed sites… unless I have something genuine to say. Like “Thanks for all your work on this blog!”.


Angel December 25, 2007 at 12:43 am

I voted.

KennyP December 25, 2007 at 1:11 am

I voted for you

Liviu Pantea December 25, 2007 at 1:32 am

Vote nr. 139 just casted ;) Keep going and merry Christmas to everybody

Laura Thayer December 25, 2007 at 1:36 am


I voted! Happy Holidays!


Kent December 25, 2007 at 1:41 am

Dude, I voted in.. :twisted:

ATV Style December 25, 2007 at 1:46 am

You’re over 140 votes with mine

For good measure I was also the first to stumble this article with my new stumbleupon account, will you send me the laptop first so I can beat on it a little before sending it along to it’s winner?? :twisted:

ATV Style December 25, 2007 at 2:43 am

Ugh, maybe I shouldn’t have stumbled, I ended up discovering a really bad animal brutality video (and I stumbled that too, lol).

Check out sites I’ve discovered, even entrecard got missed for weeks and I discovered that too. ( just don’t watch the animal video today)

kanak December 25, 2007 at 2:20 am

count me in john.. I voted …Your blog has authority .. so lets make it win :D

kanak December 25, 2007 at 2:24 am

voted for you .. count me in … (sorry my previous comment didnt appear so trying again )

seo audit December 25, 2007 at 2:31 am

Voted :mrgreen:

Leo December 25, 2007 at 2:49 am

You were at 146 votes with my addition! December 25, 2007 at 2:53 am

Voted.. but i think you already got the place you are looking for.. Cheers and Merry Christmas…. December 25, 2007 at 3:09 am

You got my vote. Good Luck :twisted:

Xbox 360 help December 25, 2007 at 3:37 am

John u have my vote :twisted:

Carl - Thatblogsite December 25, 2007 at 3:45 am

Voted for John Chow, Good luck

Merry Christmas Everyone! :)

betshopboy December 25, 2007 at 3:52 am

Just voted for John Chow, you are way ahead of the competition! :twisted:

Merry Christmas!

Shrihari.S December 25, 2007 at 4:00 am

Voted John ;) Best of luck

Boozz December 25, 2007 at 4:16 am

Voted. Good luck.

Stentorized December 25, 2007 at 4:29 am

I just voted you sir John.
Good Luck!
Merry Christmas to you and to your Love Ones!

Nelson December 25, 2007 at 4:33 am

Voted. Good luck.

crazyryan December 25, 2007 at 5:08 am

crazyryan voted for johnchow! :cool:

Flip168 December 25, 2007 at 5:12 am

Voted! For the Best Ruff PC Review. Time to replace my old P3-500 ;-)

CatherineL December 25, 2007 at 5:13 am

Hope you win John. Merry Christmas. Hope Sally is having a wonderful time and got over her Santa scare.

Thor Schrock December 25, 2007 at 5:30 am

Voted for your entry, John. You are smoking everyone else on the chart!

al December 25, 2007 at 5:40 am

voted for you and count me in John :razz:

software download December 25, 2007 at 5:50 am

voted. good luck

Kris December 25, 2007 at 6:57 am

I voted for you John. Now; I’m not exactly the luckiest person on the planet, but there is a little ray of hope for me to win that sexy laptop. :)

James McDonald December 25, 2007 at 7:00 am

I voted for ya John :-)!

B.Smith December 25, 2007 at 7:13 am

You have my vote :wink:
165 votes for John :cool:

Sneezy Melon December 25, 2007 at 7:25 am


(voted ;))

Tj @ December 25, 2007 at 7:33 am

Although I never had luck on winning things (never won anything on contests), and I know I will never win anything. Even if I win, as I’m at the other side of the world, you will find it difficult to send me the laptop :smile:
I gave you the vote not because I want to win the laptop but because you have inspired me to blog, to set goals and to struggle to live when there is no hope left.

Appreciate that a lot.

Roberta December 25, 2007 at 7:38 am

Just voted for ya, John…Merry Christmas!! :D

I figured I didn’t make it to the second round, so ya got my vote!

Jason December 25, 2007 at 7:54 am

Apparently they’ve decided to add up the votes from all three rounds. John only got 5 votes the first round. John should still be winning, but will still need votes.

buzzboy December 25, 2007 at 8:03 am

Voted! :smile: Time to replace my old P3-500 PC :wink:

Louie December 25, 2007 at 8:07 am

Whew! Got to the comment box at last! :D Voted!!!!! Goodluck! :)

Gina December 25, 2007 at 8:18 am

I voted for you, John, and I’d like to take a moment to say that your review actually piqued my interest in a product I’d otherwise never heard of, so I’ll not cry, “Foul!” about your soliciting votes on your own personal blog where you may write whatever you darn well please. I really appreciated your review and thought it was thorough and thought-provoking. Thank you.

James Macfarlane December 25, 2007 at 9:14 am

i voted for you john could really do with a ruff pc :). Merry Christmas Sir!

Rich Waters December 25, 2007 at 9:28 am

Looks like you’re in the lead by quite a bit now, as of my vote 51% were for John Chow. Good Luck

ES December 25, 2007 at 9:35 am

I voted for you!

KidBlogger December 25, 2007 at 9:45 am

12 year old kid blogger voted for ya. Hope I’ll win something like this. I don’t have money even to buy a blog host :) :oops:

TechDogg December 25, 2007 at 10:00 am

John, I voted for you. You now have 52% of the votes. Way to go!

5 facts of the day December 25, 2007 at 10:10 am

I`m voting for you!

Arstan December 25, 2007 at 10:11 am

Voted, let’s try our luck now…

Hustler December 25, 2007 at 10:16 am

voted…hook it up bro :twisted:

Douglas Karr December 25, 2007 at 10:30 am

Voted for you, my friend!

Pranaya December 25, 2007 at 10:34 am


Philip December 25, 2007 at 10:44 am

you got my vote. Now standing at 186 votes!

rhyan December 25, 2007 at 10:46 am

one vote for the dot com mogul …. now if I win, I will freely distribute the picture of my prize would that be nice :razz:

Darren December 25, 2007 at 10:48 am

Another vote here.

Mark December 25, 2007 at 10:50 am

Wow I love the look of them Ruff PC’s

I voted for you. Good luck :)

Ilias December 25, 2007 at 10:57 am

Another vote for Mr. Chow fro me! Good luck !

krillz December 25, 2007 at 11:01 am

I voted, count me in.

Rick Blythe December 25, 2007 at 11:40 am



Thanks John!

Todd December 25, 2007 at 12:01 pm

Well I voted, your review was VERY good. HINT HINT :lol: Anyway good luck with the competition.

Jose December 25, 2007 at 12:19 pm

vote, looks like getting to round 3 in a landslide.

Meethere December 25, 2007 at 12:29 pm


Hope you win first and then I :twisted:

Turk Hit Box December 25, 2007 at 1:11 pm

Voted! Hope I win :)

Arjuna December 25, 2007 at 1:13 pm

Voted :)

I hope you win ;)

Merry Christmas

Arjuna December 25, 2007 at 1:15 pm

Voted for John Chow!

Hope you win it ;)

Merry Christmas :)

Drew December 25, 2007 at 1:21 pm

Voted for you as well :) .
I think you got this Ruff PC by a longgg mile.

Rui Augusto December 25, 2007 at 1:35 pm


good luck

Henrik Blunck December 25, 2007 at 1:40 pm

Hi John
Of course I voted for you. You are the champ, and I wasn’t a candidate anyway…. :-)
Now the question is: can you afford the postage if I won? Postage all the way over to little cold Denmark at the south of Scandinavia in northern Europe isn’t the cheapest of destinations.
Happy New Year everyone. :-D

Essie Webber December 25, 2007 at 1:44 pm

:mrgreen: I voted for you and am leaving this comment to note that…You did a super review! I also would like to win the computer so badly I can taste it!


markbarbon December 25, 2007 at 2:20 pm

Just voted for you John!!! Good luck!

rohit December 25, 2007 at 2:23 pm

Voted for you! Hope my first comment on this wonderful blog would be my luckiest.. :mrgreen:

Debbie Brewer December 25, 2007 at 2:25 pm

1 vote from me!

Adam December 25, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Go JC! Looks like you are pulling away!

Nathan December 25, 2007 at 4:12 pm

I voted for you!

Dean Mapa December 25, 2007 at 5:04 pm

I may not qualify for the laptop, because I live half-way across the globe. But I’m voting for you anyway because you have a terrific blog!


Liam Schembri December 25, 2007 at 5:24 pm

Looks like Michael’s review will take this out easily. At the time I voted the only review that stands a chance against him is sitting on 16% or so.

John3 December 25, 2007 at 5:45 pm

Got my vote, Congratu… err, I mean – Good Luck!

Lisa December 25, 2007 at 5:50 pm

Voted for you. :mrgreen:

Paul December 25, 2007 at 6:07 pm

I voted for the main man John Chow!

aditya December 25, 2007 at 6:09 pm

John, I traveled far and beyond to for for you! :shock:

.. oh well.. not really though… I voted from my room hehehehe… but anyway.. I voted for you because I think your site helps me to understand things that relate to making money online.

I’m yet to follow your footsteps, but I continue to learn from you.

aditya from Indonesia.

Affiliate Unleashed December 25, 2007 at 8:08 pm

I voted for ya! :D I hope I win!!!!

Jovan December 25, 2007 at 8:25 pm

add me too

tracy ho December 25, 2007 at 9:20 pm

count me in , John

All the best

Tracy ho
wisdomgettingloaded :razz:

Paulo Martirez December 25, 2007 at 10:57 pm

Hi, Sir Chow. I’ve added my vote for you. Good luck and hope you will choose the most deserving to receive the prize. For the lucky commenter… Congratulations in advance. :)

Paulo Martirez December 25, 2007 at 10:59 pm

Hi, Sir Chow. I’ve added my vote for you. Good luck and hope you will choose the most deserving to receive the prize. For the lucky commenter… Congratulations in advance. :)

I noticed my email was incorrect so i had to resend my comment.

Mert Erkal December 26, 2007 at 12:20 am

Hi John :)

I did not vote for you, because i am in the competition :) You are going very well, but i won’t give up easily :)

Mine is 18.Search For Blogging. A laptop is a laptop, no special meaning or motivation for me. My aim is to prove that fair play can win in any case.

Enjoy the competition!

umar December 26, 2007 at 3:02 am


Kiwican December 26, 2007 at 4:44 am

I read the article and a couple of the others and I thought your article actually did deserve the vote – boy I want one now! Had my mouth watering but I bet down here in good ol’ New Zealand it will take a long time to get them (and I guess my chances of winning here will be slim too ) but if i did win then I would be like the first person of everyone I know that had one.

carl December 26, 2007 at 7:51 am

Count me in! I voted

Jenni December 26, 2007 at 7:56 am

I voted for you! :smile:

Rodney December 26, 2007 at 8:06 am

Done! Now you have 240 or 37.09% :evil:

Rodney December 26, 2007 at 8:14 am

Voted. You now have 240

Dexter December 26, 2007 at 8:18 am

You are no 1 .. I have voted your site.. But more vistor should vote because very close with # 2

Deborah December 26, 2007 at 8:48 am

I voted for you! Good luck!


Shanker Bakshi December 26, 2007 at 9:26 am

I Voted, Win and give it to me, I need one desparatly :-)

Sushruta December 26, 2007 at 10:36 am

I’ve voted for ya John Chow. :)

Pam Hoffman December 26, 2007 at 1:23 pm

I voted for you John!

As of my vote, you were in 2nd place – somewhat behind Tech Trek?

I don’t know who that is…

Good Luck John!

Pam Hoffman

p.s. i’m willing to be a winner of your contest should you pull it off.

Netwalker December 26, 2007 at 1:55 pm

Add another vote from me

Henrik Blunck December 26, 2007 at 2:43 pm

Will there be a winner in 2007, 2008 or when the number of comments hits 1.000? :-D

Sorry, couldn’t resist a bit of fun. Happy New Year everyone. :-)

Jay December 26, 2007 at 3:00 pm

I am pretty sure my vote just went through… even though the poll kind of stalled lol… but my votes in!

Good luck!


Sushruta Bhattacharya December 26, 2007 at 3:04 pm

I’ve voted for ya John Chow.I’ve said this b4 too but my name didn’t show up.

Sushruta December 26, 2007 at 3:08 pm

Voted for you John.

Snownation December 26, 2007 at 5:08 pm

Voted for John Chow!

Watz December 26, 2007 at 5:09 pm

I voted as well, for the the chow and Micheal

Larry Mastel December 26, 2007 at 6:45 pm

John, Enjoying your blog entries and review of the Ruff Laptop PC. Thanks for a great money making blog.

indoconsoles December 26, 2007 at 6:47 pm

i vote for you. December 26, 2007 at 7:08 pm

Voted :mrgreen:

Charles Hamel December 26, 2007 at 10:00 pm

Well my vote is in, and it’s pretty much going to be a sure thing for John Chow winning.

mudin001 December 26, 2007 at 11:26 pm

voted for you! :D

Jaganath December 27, 2007 at 1:14 am

Yes sir. I voted for you.

chetan December 27, 2007 at 2:42 am

Voted for you John :)

David Dunn December 27, 2007 at 4:42 am

Just voted for you John. You currently have 514 votes in total.

ThienLee December 27, 2007 at 5:04 am

voted for you join…

Tom December 27, 2007 at 5:33 am

Voted for you.

Sheff December 27, 2007 at 7:39 am

I voted. Good luck.

Joaquín Navarro December 27, 2007 at 8:27 am

I voted for John´s review because of these 3 reasons:
1) The review is short and very informative
2) John Chow dot Com ROCKS!
3) I´d love to get that laptop so I could join my clan and play Call of Duty 4 :smile:

Chris Olstrom December 27, 2007 at 9:52 am

It was a well-written review, so you’ve got my vote. ^_^

Oussama Messaoud December 27, 2007 at 10:38 am

Done !! :lol:

Stephan Miller December 27, 2007 at 11:53 am

I put my vote in.

Dr J December 27, 2007 at 3:12 pm

voted! Good luck!
Dr J

issa December 28, 2007 at 6:30 am

voted for you john! you’re leading the vote as of now with 566 votes. good luck!

sven December 28, 2007 at 11:14 am

voted :twisted:

Mary_Freebies December 28, 2007 at 3:01 pm

Just voted too!

Inhibitor December 28, 2007 at 5:33 pm

Voted as well! Good luck!

urbanmike December 28, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Did anyone not vote for you? Of course I did!

Suzette December 29, 2007 at 8:23 am

Just voted for you in the 3rd round. Looks like I was the 1st casted any votes. LOL!

Emmanuel Ranalli December 29, 2007 at 4:52 pm

Hi John
I vote for you.
PD: Thanks to you my chess blog (in spanish) have now 3000 aprox visitors per month and growing.

I started in july 2007 and never stop.

Good luck

computerwiz December 30, 2007 at 3:55 am

i was browsing zerohoursleep and check what he posted referring to you ” Instead of voting to get a slim chance to win, vote where it can make a difference”

Viper December 30, 2007 at 7:40 pm

I`ve voted for you!

Tea Reviews December 31, 2007 at 11:43 am

I voted for ya – hope I get it, my wife drops her laptop on the ground at least once weekly… we could sure use a RuffPC!

Cheers :-)

john January 1, 2008 at 12:21 pm

I voted for you – and it looks like you have a nice sized lead! Good luck!